Basement cleanup begins for Illinois residents after flash flooding.

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Des Plaines, Ill., April 30, 2013 -- Covered in mud and silt, contents in a flooded basement wait to be removed. Many homes, businesses and roads were damaged and compromised due to severe flash flooding on April 18 and more than 7 inches of rain fell which caused the Des Plains river to overflow its banks. Bryan Adams/ FEMA Corps.
Des Plaines, Ill., April 30, 2013 -- Covered in mud and silt, contents in a flooded basement wait to be removed. Many homes, businesses and roads were damaged and compromised due to severe flash flooding on April 18 and more than 7 inches of rain fell which caused the Des Plains river to overflow its banks. Bryan Adams/ FEMA Corps. - Location: Des Plaines, IL
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